2024 Investiture Information

Financial Aid & Funding

A variety of financial aid options are available to support your Dartmouth Engineering education. In addition to loans and external funding opportunities, we also offer a range of school-based support in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and research assistant positions.

As with all graduate students, Thayer’s commitment of financial assistance will continue as long as a student remains in good academic standing and is making normal progress in fulfilling degree requirements.

Who Should Apply?

AB Applicants

Undergraduates pursuing the AB degree should apply for aid through Dartmouth's Undergraduate Admissions Office.

PhD Applicants

PhD students typically enter with full funding support from either a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), an external fellowship, or internal scholarship, fellowship, or grant. Review the PhD program’s funding and expenses for additional details.

BE Applicants

Full-time BE students are eligible for need-based aid in the form of partial-tuition scholarships, hourly employment as teaching assistants or in other capacities, fellowships, and loans. Dartmouth students planning to complete BE and MS or BE and MEM requirements simultaneously should submit a BE program plan along with the MS or MEM application to be considered for "BE" aid for any portion of the program.

MEng & MEM Applicants

MEng and MEM financial aid are need-based in the form of partial tuition scholarships capped at 40% for those who submit their financial aid materials when applying for admission. Late applications for financial aid may be accepted, but awards will be capped at 20% based on budget availability.

MS Applicants

Funding for MS students is dependent on faculty support. Contact the faculty member(s) you would like to work with and review the MS program’s tuition and aid for additional details.

Cost of Attendance

Note: MS and PhD students are typically fully funded through research grants or fellowships and do not need to apply for financial aid.

PhD Students

Description

3 Terms

1 Term

Direct Costs (billed to all students)

Tuition

$66,123

$22,041

Housing

$15,300

$5,100

Food

$8,100

$2,700

Fees

$396

$110

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

$1,800

$600

Miscellaneous

$2,625

$875

Transportation

$3,729

$1,243

Additional Expenses

Health Insurance

$4,371

$1,457

International Student Fee

$348

$116

Total with International Student Fee

$102,792

$34,242

Total without International Student Fee

$102,444

$34,126


MEng/MEM/MS Students

Description

3 Terms

1 Term

Direct Costs (billed to all students)

Tuition

$66,123

$22,041

Housing

$15,300

$5,100

Food

$8,100

$2,700

Fees

$396

$110

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

$1,800

$600

Miscellaneous

$2,625

$875

Transportation

$1,731

$577

Additional Expenses

3 Terms

1 Term

Health Insurance

$4,371

$1,457

International Student Fee

$348

$116

Total with International Student Fee

$100,794

$33,576

Total without International Student Fee

$100,446

$33,460


BE Students

Description

3 Terms

1 Term

Direct Costs (billed to all students)

Tuition

$66,123

$22,041

Housing

$12,018

$4,006

Food

$7,731

$2,577

Fees

$330

$110

Indirect Costs

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

$1,005

$335

Miscellaneous

$2,040

$680

Additional Expenses

Health Insurance

$4,371

$1,457

International Student Fee

$348

$116

Total with International Student Fee

$93,966

$31,322

Total without International Student Fee

$93,618

$31,206


How to Apply

BE, MEng, MEM, and MS (during course work terms) applicants should fill out the online CSS Profile application form. Please choose the CSS Profile code for Dartmouth College: 3351. CSS Profile will process your information and provide us with a Financial Need Analysis Report to determine need-based aid.

Financial aid candidates must file as dependent and include parental information, except those who:

  • are married
  • have legal dependents other than a spouse
  • are an orphan or a ward of the state
  • have served in the military
  • are currently serving on active duty in the Armed Forces (for something other than training purposes).

Financial aid received for the first year does not necessarily carry over into the second year. Students planning to enroll in the MEng or MEM program and who will be at Thayer for more than one academic year must re-file the CSS Profile application.

Application Details

When filing the CSS Profile:

  • BE applicants should indicate their year in college as "5th or more undergrad."
  • MEng and MEM applicants should indicate their year in college as "1st-year grad/prof." Aid is need-based and partial tuition scholarships are capped.
  • BE/MEM applicants should indicate their year in college as "5th or more undergrad." Candidates from Dartmouth who plan to work simultaneously on BE and MEM requirements should include parental information so that both BE and MEM level aid may be calculated. For the time a student is completing the BE requirements (generally 1 to 3 terms), Thayer will grant whichever aid is higher, BE or MEM.

Application Checklist

The necessary financial aid application information for the 2023-2024 year is listed below.

Note: MEng and MEM applicants should submit the CSS Profile when applying for admission. BE applicants should submit all forms by April 30.

Need-Based Partial Tuition Scholarship

  • BE, MEng, and MEM applicants: fill out the CSS Profile form.
  • Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth’s number is 3351.
  • College Board will then provide us with a Financial Need Analysis Report to determine need-based aid for a partial tuition scholarship.

Federal Student Loans

Institutional Aid (eg. scholarships)

  • US students: apply for institutional aid (eg. scholarships) via the College Board IDOC portal.
  • International students:mail or email copies to:

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Attn: Candace Potter
15 Thayer Drive
Hanover, NH 03755 or csp@dartmouth.edu

Direct Loans

Once you choose a school, complete a Direct Loan Application. View the Entrance Interview and Master Promissory Note on the Federal Student Aid site under Loans & Grants.

Fellowship, Scholarship and Grant Programs

Endowed named scholarships and fellowships, established through the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations, are awarded to engineering students with financial need who have demonstrated academic ability and show promise of contributing to the engineering profession.

Learn More

Student Loans

Federal financial aid is available to US citizens and permanent residents, provided they are enrolled at least half-time and making satisfactory academic progress in a degree program.

Dartmouth Student Loan Information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed annually, after January 1st of the year in which you wish to enter the program and are enrolled.

Dartmouth's federal school code is:
002573

International BE Student Loan

A loan of up to $2,500 per term to support the cost of attendance may be allocated based on documented student need and availability of funds. For more information, contact the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@dartmouth.edu or +1 (603) 646-2451.

Questions?


Candace Potter
Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid Administrator
Rm. 107, MacLean ESC
+1 (603) 646-3844
candace.s.potter@dartmouth.edu